Friday, January 09, 2015

Fridays are for FOs!

Yes, yes, they are!

It's been so long since I've been able to show off any finished projects on a Friday, and I'm so very happy with this project.

The Scheepjes Mystery Blanket has been finished for a little while now, but I never seem to get round to photographing it because either I'm at work, or it's in use, or it's too dark and dreary to get good light...

But anyway, here it is, in all its glory:

And another one for good measure... 

And from above... 

And if you haven't had enough now, here are some detail shots... 

I added the squares together with a single crochet stitch, which works quite well I think, because it adds a little raised frame around each of the squares but it is simple enough not to draw attention away from the individual squares. After some contemplation I added a plain single crochet border. I was going to make it wider, but D convinced me that it was good as it was and I was pretty sick of border crocheting by that point, so who was I to argue? ;)

Again, I deliberated for a while but in the end decided on a simple border because i didn't want anything too busy that would compete with the crochet squares. I really like how it's turned out and it's definitely been a success with the family, boys and cats and all - it's almost constantly in use, in particular as boy #1 seems to have kidnapped my granny square blanket for his own personal use in his room. Yesterday when I snuck up there before I went to bed he was all snuggled up in it. Much as I'd like the blanket back to keep in the living room I just don't have the heart to take it when he clearly likes it that much. Maybe I'll have to make another one...

I'm still waiting for the buttons for the Garter Yoke cardi to arrive, so I'll have to leave that FO for another post... 

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  1. Iris, what a stunning blanket it is beautiful, the details and colours are a real delight. I can see why it is so popular. I also love the desk and chair, a real beauty. Have a good weekend.

  2. You have made a great job of this. I ordered the yarn because the colors would suit my sitting room so well and just tried one square when it arrived. You have made me feel very guilty so it will have to go on my list to finish in 2015. The different patterns really give it interest

  3. This is really gorgeous!

  4. Happy colors in this blanket. You should definitely be proud of yourself for this big finish. I love your desk.

  5. Absolutely fantastic!! wonderfully well done.

    Lluisa xoxo

  6. That looks so amazing! Beautifully done.